I don't know if it's just an age thing [I'm 54] but I now favour my A1 over my A2, it's now become my go to jacket, I thinks it's the obvious 20s 30s style of the A-1 that I prefer. I really don't give a monkeys about what other people think about what I wear but it's the only jacket I regularly get compliments on from normal people When I was younger I never would have worn a button up waist length leather jacket. Now the strange thing about that is my A1 is a humble Bronson and my A2 is a Buzz Rough Wear. Shearling jackets don't come into into the equation for me, it never gets cold enough where I live to wear one. If it did cold in winter here there would be one in my my wardrobe.